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30
Jun
2008

Herb-Smoked Salmon

I made this one up as I went along, though, now that I think about it, Jamie Oliver probably did something similar on his new series. I used a prepared spice rub, but you could use your favorite spice mix….

26
Jun
2008

Pecan Crusted Turkey Cutlets

A low-fat, inexpensive alternative to breaded chicken cutlets. I was originally going to make this with chicken breast cutlets, but the turkey cutlets were half the price in my grocery store, so I went with them instead. The recipe is…

24
May
2008

Pulled Pork Butt

This recipe will make your house smell wonderful, and you’ll be salivating for the hours it takes to cook. Preheat oven to 325. Mix in a food processor : 6 cloves of garlic 2 california dried chilis, bloomed over an…

21
May
2008

Easy Chicken Stew

Saw this recipe for a chicken stew with wine demonstrated on a cooking show last weekend, and thought I’d give it a go. The results were ok, but I think it could use some tinkering, as the broth was a…

14
May
2008

Experiment : Boursin Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Made this recipe up in the grocery store, though ultimately, it was a waste of some expensive cheese spread. Marinate 3 chicken breasts using the salt/buttermilk & onion method described in the recent southern fried chicken recipe, below. Pat dry,…

08
May
2008

Again with the Southern Fried Chicken

After several attempts and false steps, I’ve finally come up with my go-to fried chicken recipe. This is the best I’ve ever made and the best I’ve ever eaten. Tried a new technique for fried chicken for dinner tonight, with…

04
May
2008

Corn on the Cob

As far as I’m concerned, there are only two ways to make corn on the cob … the good way, and the better way. The good way has you boiling a pot of water with a handful of salt and…

30
Apr
2008

Beer Batter

For shrimp, chicken, fish, even onion rings. For an extra kick, nix the flavorful spices, and mix the eggs with some chipotle peppers in a blender. 2 eggs, beaten 2c flour 2T corn starch 2t baking soda 2t salt 1T…

25
Dec
2007

What’s for dinner? Roast Duckling

Harris Teeter had fresh duckling on sale the other day, and I just couldn’t resist. I used Ina Garten’s technique of lightly scoring the duckling’s skin with a fork, and cooking it in hot chicken stock for 45 minutes, which…

23
Dec
2007

Grilled Beer Brats

Here’s a recipe my brother makes for cookouts. It’s pretty simple, but surprisingly flavorful and a nice change from hamburgers and hot dogs. These go better with a crustier roll than a regular hot dog bun, but those would do…

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